VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis asked that, during Advent, the faithful prepare for the Lord’s coming by being open to God’s consolation, which we must receive personally before giving to others.
“It is he who brings us to the source of every true consolation, that is, to the Father. And this is conversion. Please, let yourselves be consoled by the Lord. Let yourselves be consoled by the Lord,” the Pope told those present in St. Peter’s Square for his Dec. 7 Angelus address.
He referred to the day’s first reading, taken from the Book of Isaiah, in which the prophet offers the people a message of mercy, consolation and hope.
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